Project on Translation


Added on  2019-09-22

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Questions for the client to answerThe following generic checklist is applicable to virtually all translation projects. Many of our clientsProject Objectives Define the overall goal or objective of the project. What do you intend the final product to be? Determine who needs to/will be involved in your selected team.Determine the target language(s) and/or the particular dialect(s) (e.g. Mexican Spanish, South African English...)Determine what type of audience will be reading the translations? Youth, technical, maternal? Income level: lower, middle or upper? Technical or general audience?Determine the translation styles. Again, if you can pinpoint the style of the translation or tone of the material to be translated, it will save you time and money as your project reaches its audience: for literary styles, marketing styles, official or even legal styles. Each of these requires a specific translator that is qualified for the subject matter. Choosing the wrong translator could result in a message that is poorly conveyed to the target audience. Project Budget RequirementsDetermine the overall budget of the project. Determine the deadline for project submissionConsult with your translation agency on possible savings opportunities for yourproject. Determine override allowances. Project InventoryCreate a Master File List or inventory of all the files to be translated in your project. Remove or identify any files not to be translated. With modern translation tools the thoroughness of the translators is exceptional and if you do not specify translatable versus non-translatable content it may result in thousands of dollars in extra costs. We have seen project costs and timelines double due to a single set of files included in a project that should have been removed. Separate and classify files in your inventory by type. This will help you organize and prioritize which files are completed first. This will also allow you to set the project flow and optimize your resources allocated to the project. Source FilesOrganize all files in which there is a source file. For instance, image files may have been created using one of today's valuable tools (Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, etc.) and then outputing a file (JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, etc) for utilization in your final product. Without the original source files you would have to re-create the original source of the file(s). Providing these original source files can save substantial amounts of money and time.

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